MP: Parliament faces a more difficult dilemma than the election law

MP: Parliament faces a more difficult dilemma than the election law

10/22/2020 12:52

MP - Parliament faces a more difficult dilemma than the election law[Baghdad-Where]
Representative of the State of Law coalition, Kata’a al-Rikabi, said that Parliament faces a more difficult dilemma than the election law and the disputes surrounding it.

Al-Rikabi said in a press statement, “There is an agreement to settle the new election law and disputes about it during parliamentary sessions next week. If the issue of the election law is resolved, there will remain a more difficult issue than this law, which is to amend the Federal Supreme Court law.”
And he stated, “The Federal Supreme Court had a shortage of one of its members. Now it is missing two judges,” after the death of one of them last week.
He pointed out that “the presence of the court is very important, as no elections can be held without the presence of this court with all its members,” stressing that “disputes over amending the Federal Supreme Court Law are still present, and these differences are political and administrative, technical and legal disputes, and there is difficulty in resolving them.”
Yesterday, the representative of the Sairoun coalition, Mahmoud Al-Zagrawi, explained what was slapped as the “political goal” behind the suspension of the Federal Supreme Court.
Al-Zajrawi said that “there is a political goal behind disrupting the Federal Supreme Court, as this obstruction hinders the holding of early elections and elections in general, so no elections can be held and the court is suspended,” noting that it is “the only body authorized to certify election results.”
He pointed out, “There are issues and disagreements that can only be resolved through decisions issued by the Federal Court. There are also forces that want these differences and issues to remain pending, and for personal and partisan goals as well,” stressing that “there are parliamentary efforts to resolve the amendment of the Federal Court law as soon as possible.” .
And last Thursday, a member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Salim Hamza, revealed the main points of contention that impede the passage of the amendment of the Federal Court law in the House of Representatives, stressing that the issue is political and not legal.
Hamza said that “there are a number of points of disagreement between all political forces about the draft amendment to the Federal Court Law, including those related to voting inside the court and whether it will be by consensus or majority.”
He added, “The second disputed point is who nominates judges and experts in Islamic jurisprudence and legal scholars, and determines their number and regulates the method of their selection,” noting that “the other disputed point is, do the jurists have the right to vote or express opinion only.”
A member of the committee emphasized that “the political will, if it is available, can pass the draft amendment within the next two weeks.”

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